Commemorative tree planted at Lodmoor Country Park
Weymouth Town Council held a tree planting ceremony today (Tuesday 24th January) in memory of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Alder tree was planted by the Lord-Lieutenant for Dorset Angus Campbell, who was joined by the Mayor of Weymouth, Cllr Ann Weaving, and representatives from the Lodmoor and Greenhill Friends’ groups at Lodmoor Country Park.
Following the short ceremony, Lord-Lieutenant Angus Campbell said: “Last year was bittersweet in that we had the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, but Her Majesty also passed away, and we all miss her. So, this tree provides a lasting memory of the Queen, and the Queens’ life.”
Mayor Ann Weaving added: “I was delighted to join everyone at today’s tree planting at Lodmoor to honour the memory of our late Queen, Elizabeth II. This tree will serve as a reminder of the Queen’s reign for generations to come.”
The tree was donated as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) project, which is creating a living legacy with over a million trees planted in Her Majesty’s name across the nation during the first planting season, October 2021 to March 2022. The extension of the QGC initiative to March this year will build on this legacy and serve as a lasting tribute.
Tree planting at Lodmoor Country Park.
Pictured l-r: Lord-Lieutenant for Dorset Angus Campbell, Christine Wollage, representing the Friends of Lodmoor Country Park, and Jane Chandler, representing the Friends of Greenhill Gardens.